Family and Life (out of England) has a horrific chunk of data concerning teenage girls, although those who understand Humanae Vitae will not be shocked.
Teenagers in the UK are using repeat abortions as a form of birth control, with some girls having four or more abortions by age 18, according to reports. Nearly 1,500 of the 19,000 girls under 18 who had an abortion last year had already had one abortion for an unwanted pregnancy—and at least one girl aborted her eighth baby.
But the exact details remain hidden from public scrutiny because of Government secrecy about abortion figures, owing to fears that mothers could be identified. Campaigners say the figures suggest that some girls see abortion not as a traumatic event but as a routine way of dispensing with an unwanted pregnancy, despite abortion’s dangers to their future fertility.
Pro-life campaigners argue that making abortions more available by letting them take place in GPs’ surgeries, has only furthered promiscuity among teens who don’t know the health and emotional risks they’re taking. Julia Millington of the Pro-Life Alliance commented, “When girls of 18 are having three, four or more abortions, we seriously need to question what is going on. It would seem abortion is being used as a form of contraception.
While some might use this as an invitation to step up the campaign for contraceptives, it only stands to reason that their wide availability added to the presumption of promiscuity has landed us here. Thus we have the body count in babies, the medical consequences of a wide range of STD's, sterility later, cervical and breast cancers, and the inevitable emotional scars of a generation of children who rut and kill.
Dr Kate Guthrie, consultant in sexual health and spokeswoman for the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists, said it shocked and saddened her to learn the repeat abortion figures. But, she added, “These girls are not the majority of under-18s. Women undergoing abortion do not find it pleasant and most make sure it does not happen again.”
Oh really? They adopt chastity? I haven't heard of that phenomenon. This is a doctor who obviously hasn't thought through the "do no harm" clause of her Hippocratic Oath -- but I imagine she's not alone there.